Two public meetings set with finalists for executive director

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library logoThe public will have an opportunity to see, hear and meet the finalists to become the next executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries.

Two events are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16. At these events, each finalist will have an opportunity to share their views and thoughts followed by an informal reception where attendees may engage with the finalists and others. The names of the finalists will be released Aug. 13.

The two 90-minute events are scheduled for:

In addition to the Aug. 16 public events, the finalists will tour Sno-Isle Libraries facilities on Aug. 15 and then participate in individual interviews on Aug. 17 with members of the library district’s Board of Trustees.

The executive director position is hired by the Board of Trustees. A three-member committee including Board President Marti Anamosa and trustees Susan Kostick and Rico Tessandore is conducting the search with the assistance of Library Strategies International LLC.

There were 19 applicants by the July 1 deadline for first consideration. The search committee narrowed the list to six semifinalists and conducted initial interviews July 26-27. Following the finalist interviews, a decision by the board is anticipated in late August.

Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory will retire in early December after more than 33 years with the library district and the past 16 years as executive director. A new executive director is expected to take over following Woolf-Ivory’s departure.